Smita Patil retrospective pushed back by a year

MUMBAI: To commemorate her 25th death anniversary, the Smita Patil Foundation, an organisation instrumental in keeping the memories of Smita Patil alive, had organised a retrospect of her films in India in various metro cities where her films like Arth, Bhoomika, Manthan, Bhavani Bavai, Mirch Masala, Umbatta, Bazaar, Mandi, Akaler Sandhene, Abhinatree were to be screened.

Unfortunately, the festival has to be kept on hold till next year as most of the prints were not readily available and those available were not in shape to be screened. Some prints are not in proper state and need to be restored.

After a lot of thought, the Patils have decided to restore all the prints and hold the retrospective next year.

Comments Manya Patil Seth (Smita Patil‘s sister), "We were very keen on holding a retrospective for Smita this year, the way it was held in New York. However, due to the bad condition the prints were in, we were unable to go ahead with our plans. Now, we plan on holding the retrospective next year after we restore all the prints."

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